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What is a no-fault Massachusetts divorce?

Updated: Jun 15, 2018

The Massachusetts Probate and Family Court will not inquire nor consider evidence of the individual marital fault of the spouses - that includes adultery. All you need is at least one spouse to assert there has been an "irretrievable breakdown" of the marriage and there is no chance of reconciliation. You can proceed on a Joint Petition for Divorce which is uncontested.

What is a no-fault Massachusetts divorce?

You can also start the process through a Complaint for Divorce which usually converts to an uncontested divorce after a Separation Agreement is signed and presented to the judge for approval. You can still mediate if a party initiates a Complaint for Divorce. Attorney Kaplan serves as a Massachusetts divorce mediator in all phases of the divorce litigation process.


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